St. Ignatius Church to hold special mass in Ignacio

A special mass will be held in honor of the patron saint St. Ignatius of Loyola at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Ignatius Church, 14826 Highway 172, in Ignacio. The service will be held during the...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Catholic Church has ‘major gap’ when accused sex abuser is high-ranking cleric, top U.S. cardinal says

The Catholic archbishop of Boston, one of the country’s most prominent Catholic clerics and Pope Francis’ chief adviser on child sex abuse, said Tuesday that while the church now has a strong...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

China bans Tibetan students from religious activities

BEIJING – Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has reported....

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Questioning real-world learning at ultra-Orthodox schools

NEW YORK – At the ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools Pesach Eisen attended in Brooklyn, most of the day was spent studying religious texts with classes taught in Yiddish. One class at the end of the day...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Revelations of U.S. cardinal sex abuse will force pope’s hand

VATICAN CITY – Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals allegedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Churches use buildings to address affordable housing crisis

WASHINGTON – Helen McIlvaine gets excited when she sees a church. Driving around her hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, on a bright and sunny morning, McIlvaine slowed the car at white spire after...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Investigation into weeping Virgin Mary statue continues in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces continues to investigate a Virgin Mary sculpture in a Hobbs church that appears to be weeping. The sculpture, which stands in the Our Lady of...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vatican-OK’d journal strikes out again at U.S. evangelicals

VATICAN CITY – A Vatican-approved journal has launched its second major critique of American evangelicals, dismissing “prosperity gospel” theology as a “pseudo” faith dangerously tied up with the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Woman, kids seeking asylum take sanctuary in Utah church

SALT LAKE CITY – A playground surrounded by a large shade tree stands outside the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where Vicky Chavez and her two young daughters have been taking sanctuary...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

A Holocaust museum in Brooklyn focuses on faith, survival

NEW YORK – Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn. The three-year-old Amud Aish Memorial Museum, located far from the...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope denounces ‘murderous indifference’ by powers in Mideast

BARI, Italy – Pope Francis on Saturday denounced the “murderous indifference” that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes,...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

NEW YORK – For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail. Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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